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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.

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Sheriff who?164 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

2 commentsadmin11/23/18 at 20:32OldBat: Reminds me of the day when I was on duty in the pl...
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960676 viewsPete Shepheard & RADM Hetherington.
Also Mr Cleaver, Capt Mannering, Mr Witherspoon & Mr Edgell.
2 commentsPrefect11/18/18 at 13:42igzignious: I was there.
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Trooper R Martin d. 1918189 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

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We will remember them.
1 commentsadmin11/11/18 at 00:28admin: ...and even more HERE - click on his photo (with s...
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Prefects 1961872 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 22:36admin: Some names to jog your memory Patricia - from 1962...
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Prefects 1961872 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 21:48PatsyG: Lots of familiar faces here. I've only just ...
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Captans Garage (Captain's?)625 viewsThe sign says Tower Road, but where?1 commentsPrefect09/22/18 at 19:17admin: A secret source refers to it being the corner buil...
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Sculling about399 viewsRob Ross 1970

Taken at Robb Lido, appropriately

Copyright © Martin Powell
1 commentsadmin09/18/18 at 01:10Chris Willmann: That's how I remember Rob Poss..
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Combined Cadet Force 1978297 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadmin09/07/18 at 00:23Martin Powell: For more CCF and cadet pics use search box for �...
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Combined Cadet Force 1978297 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadmin09/07/18 at 00:17admin: Jim Russell top row 6th from left (RAF). Steve Hal...
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Wartime Memories701 viewsIRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA SALMON nee GAUCI
+ chapters 2 3 & 4

BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES

ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT (just post-war)
5 commentsPrefect09/01/18 at 00:48admin: The BBC People's War site still exists but no...
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Tigne Court Hotel497 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 18:22admin: Many an hour spent in the Anchor Bar beneath (the ...
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Tigne Court Hotel497 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 18:16Mitch Hinde: It may have been a bit run down and only three sta...
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1967 Nelson House Tug'o'War Team854 views2 commentsBrian Gunns08/17/18 at 15:25Chris Willmann: Kevin Franks on the far left
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Outside the Tuck Shop907 viewsCarol Williams standing on the right. Not sure about the rest.1 commentsmikew08/11/18 at 16:21admin: With Mr Houston's VW Kombi watching from behi...
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Painting by OldBat211 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/11/18 at 02:19OldBat: CHEEKY!!
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Painting by OldBat211 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 22:20admin: Nonsense Miss, there's nothing wrong with you...
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Painting by OldBat211 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 21:43OldBat: But don't look too closely or you'll see...
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Staff Reunion 1987815 views1 commentsPrefect07/30/18 at 06:21Chris Willmann: "Ratty" Ratcliffe, sure had an impressio...
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Sports Day 1970 or 71744 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Cdr Law, Lt Cdr Cottam, Mr Ransom. Mrs Brierley presenting prize to Dorian Church.

Cindy Voiron Church

1 commentsadmin07/26/18 at 10:49mikew: It looks like sports day at the Marsa stadium. I h...
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Caption competition279 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadmin07/16/18 at 14:51Sailor Boy: "Patch of ice you say, Corporal?"
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Exiles Beach636 viewsPostcard. Aka Balluta Rocks c/w the Green Shed.2 commentsPrefect07/11/18 at 12:04admin: However, the theory re Russian exiles is disputed ...
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Probably 19591124 viewsSue Hills & Tricia Staff at the back.
Front - Pat Glover, Wendy Cox, Dawn Fear, Alexandra Batty, Eileen Beer, Carol Robinson, Pat Woolner , Pauline Green, Valerie Lawrence ....
3 commentsPrefect07/02/18 at 17:46admin: Thank you Patsy.
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Fishers of men372 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 17:42admin: No, New Testament. I forget gospel & verse but it&...
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Fishers of men372 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 16:35Sailor Boy: NT? National Trust?
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Safi Youth Club 1978964 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton2 commentsKevin Perkin06/30/18 at 13:42terry hodgson: this photo of Debbie and friend must have been bef...
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Probably 19591124 viewsSue Hills & Tricia Staff at the back.
Front - Pat Glover, Wendy Cox, Dawn Fear, Alexandra Batty, Eileen Beer, Carol Robinson, Pat Woolner , Pauline Green, Valerie Lawrence ....
3 commentsPrefect06/23/18 at 05:03PatsyG: Dawn Fear, seated 3rd from left. Pauline Green fa...
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Safi Youth Club 1978859 views1 commentsKevin Perkin06/21/18 at 18:54terry hodgson: the first photo the guy on the left I remember him...
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HMS Euryalus 1950774 views1 commentsDavid Woolfenden06/11/18 at 18:19David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden was Sgt Major Royal Mar...
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Passing the Mail436 viewsEuryalus - Vigo 1952
Illustrated London News
1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 18:15David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the Euryalus ...
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HMS Bermuda451 views1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 18:11David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the HMS Bermu...
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Coronation party 1953296 viewsCoronation school party at Verdala 2nd June 1953. Me bottom right half hidden by Union Jack. Younger Brother (now deceased) hiding behind hands. Both of us went on to Tal Handaq 58-61.2 commentsCrab05/30/18 at 18:49Crab: Can't testify 100% to precise location, only ...
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Coronation party 1953296 viewsCoronation school party at Verdala 2nd June 1953. Me bottom right half hidden by Union Jack. Younger Brother (now deceased) hiding behind hands. Both of us went on to Tal Handaq 58-61.2 commentsCrab05/29/18 at 21:44OldBat: Great photo - but was it really taken at the schoo...
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